David J. Ryder Confirmed as 39th Director of the United States Mint

US Mint in Philadelphia
A CoinNews photo of the Philadelphia Mint, one of several U.S. Mint production facilities

On Wednesday, March 21, the U.S. Senate confirmed David J. Ryder as the 39th director of the United States Mint. The position had been officially vacant since Edmund C. Moy left it in January 2011.

Mr. Ryder takes command of the U.S. Mint for a second time. By recess appointment, he served under President George H. W. Bush in the Mint’s top position as the 34th director from Sept. 3, 1992, to Nov. 24, 1993.

"It’s hard to imagine a better qualified appointee. David has served at the Mint before, he knows Washington well, and he brings to the job more than 20 years of experience in the anti-counterfeiting business," said Philip N. Diehl, Chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. "We need his leadership at the U.S. Mint as we confront the growing threat coin counterfeiting poses to the nation."

Diehl served as the U.S. Mint’s 35th director, succeeding Ryder’s first term.

President Trump initially nominated Ryder for the job on Oct. 3. His nomination hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs followed on Oct. 24. However, the full Senate failed to vote on his nomination before the end of 2017. By Senate rules, the process had to start over. Trump re-nominated Ryder on Jan. 8.

U.S. Mint directors serve five-year terms.

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New leader at the helm…Looks like there will be some new anti counterfeiting measures added to US bullion coins in the future. Cant wait to see what new invitations the US mint comes up with…about time if you ask me.


Peter Thomas

Congratulations Mr. Ryder.

Seth Riesling

I got down on my knees on March 21 & said aloud – Thank G-D! PTL! Amen!
Mazel Tov David J. Ryder!
Please stop the “U.S.S. Mint” ship from sinking further. We now have a Captain ladies & gentlemen after 7 loooooog rudderless years.

Happy collecting everyone!


Old Collector

I think I speak for everyone when I say “it’s about time.”

Old Collector


We are on need of A new era.



Joe Brown

Ronnie B. Good* – Wow! Where you been, welcome back! & *Good*Luck! David J. Ryder, #39*, don’t loose a beat*, pickup where Mr*Moy, pretty much left off, in year 2011.


FINALLY! Co(i)gratulations, Mr. Ryder.


No edit function again. The joke was supposed to be “co(i)Ngratulations”


We’re testing new comment features, which includes editing options for 30 minutes.

Old Collector

Not to worry. A corrected joke is better than no joke at all. 🙂

What can jump higher than a building?

Anything. Buildings can’t jump.

Old Collector


Very nice improvement to the comments section — Nice Job


I can’t wait to see what the new Mint Director’s first positive change of any Mint problem is. He has a long list of grievances to pour over for sure!



I would love to see the changeover from junk silver and low grade gold to pure, fine precious metals across the board take place sooner rather than later.


*thanks *for *the *lol
Been ill…


GZZZ! I*ll pray for good*health, & a happy*peace of *mind for you! Sorry *i wasn’t aware, i* must of got lost some where back in these blogs over the years, be at *peace*+*with your self,*smile.